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2003

Rededication is Good News at St. Anthony

GREENVILLE — The long wait was well worth it. It took six and a half years to get from dream to reality, but everything finally came together on Dec. 15 when St. Anthony of Padua parishioners celebrated the rededication of their renovated, enlarged church-and a joyous celebration it was. Bishop Robert J. Baker celebrated the […]


Community effort brings renewed life to school

COLUMBIA — Part of the mission statement of St. Martin de Porres School reads, “St. Martin is actively changing from a mission community to a community on a mission.” With all the activity, renovations and improvements at the school, no one would doubt the mission and the enthusiasm of everyone involved with it. One of […]


Russian priest shares rebirth story with diocesan students

COLUMBIA — “I have a wonderful story to tell,” said Father Daniel L. Maurer to Holly Pobis’ attentive sixth-grade class at St. Joseph School. “It is a story about the rebirth of the Church in Russia.” Never seeming to tire, Father Maurer from Mary Mother of God Mission Society told of his 11 years in […]


Bishop Baker’s Christmas Homily

I join my brother priests and deacons in wishing you the blessings of that great event we celebrate on this holy day—the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. May today’s blessing be with you all through the Christmas season and all through the New Year—2003! Father Sam Weber and I visited […]


Service, education, faith balanced at Nativity

CHARLESTON — The principal’s office at Nativity School has a bright view. True, the window looks out over a parking lot, but the walls are filled with the vivid hues of crayon and pencil, the artwork of students David Knab, PhD., would never consider anything but placing the work of his students before him. That’s […]


Couples renew marital vows, celebrate a lifetime with God

GOOSE CREEK — The renewal of vows held at Immaculate Conception Feb. 9 was more than a spiritual marking of the passage of time; it was a testimony to teamwork, a team consisting of God, a husband and a wife. In his homily for the third annual wedding anniversary celebration, Adorno Father Frank Palmieri, spoke […]


New education center at St. Mary Magdalene accommodates growth

SIMPSONVILLE – The portable classrooms are gone and the off-campus religious education classes have ended. Last month, Bishop Robert J. Baker dedicated St. Mary Magdalene’s sparkling new education center that will be home to religious education and more for many years to come at the growing parish in Simpsonville. The two-story red brick building is […]


Session participants examine how diocese welcomes the stranger

CHARLESTON — During a workshop designed to help come up with ideas on how to welcome newcomers and underserved ethnic communities in the Catholic Church, representatives from the Diocese of Charleston were inspired to keep their minds open. Msgr. James A. Carter, vicar general; Kathleen Merritt, director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries; Dorothy Grillo, […]


Marriage conference emphasizes communication

MOUNT PLEASANT — A successful marriage begins in love but grows with respect, understanding, generosity, patience, and hard work. Christ Our King Parish hosted a marriage conference Feb. 8 in celebration of “World Marriage Day” Feb. 9. The first conference of its kind at the church was a great success for the 90 people who […]


Bishop endorses Federal Marriage Amendment

CHARLESTON – Bishop Robert J. Baker has joined other Catholic prelates such as Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta in signing an endorsement of the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the Federal Marriage Amendment. The amendment was introduced in the House of Representatives May 15, 2002, with bi-partisan […]


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    Oct 20All Day Teacher Workday
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    7:00 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Our Lady of the Rosary - Greenville
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    12:00 pm Native American Heritage Celebration - Our Lady of the Rosary- Mass at noon followed by luncheon
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Oct 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    2:00 pm Permanent Diaconate Ordination
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Oct 23 End of 1 Qtr. ( 45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Red Ribbon Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    End of 1st Nine Weeks
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Book Fair
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    Quarter 2 Begins
    From the Calendar of Christ Our King Mount Pleasant
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil